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Nairnshire Area Attractions

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Nairn, This royal burgh is a popular holiday resort, enjoying in north-east Scotland a climate that is one of the sunniest and driest in Britain, rivalling that on the Cornish Riviera.

It has a remarkable stretch of coast with sand and shingle beaches and a championship golf course among its tourist attractions. Established as an important commercial settlement in the I2th century, Nairn was the seat of the Thane of Cawdor, whose great castle has long disappeared. However, a latter-day witness to the town's significance can be seen about three miles south in the ruins of the early 14th century Rait Castle, on a site that commands views over the Moray Firth.

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The substantial ruins reveal a unique ecclesiastical architecture discerned in the unusual windows, which once lit the first-floor banqueting hall. Nairn was the centre of a flourishing fishing industry in the 19th century.

Nairn offer a variety off bed and breakfast accommodation to suit most requirements.

The old Fisher-town has a very different atmosphere and appearance, with tiny houses huddling together for comfort in a rather haphazard fashion.

The more prosperous fishermen moved into substantial villas at the east end of Nairn at the beginning of this century. Shortly after he ascended to the throne of Britain in 1603, King James VI of Scotland and I of England boasted that he had a town in his northern kingdom 'sae lang that the inhabitants at one end didn't understand the language spoken at the other'. This was Nairn where, it is claimed, the Highland Line intersects the High Street: Gaelic was spoken by the people on one side and English on the other. Gaelic is rarely heard today.

Nairn is a favourite seaside resort, on the southern shore of the Moray Firth, owes its popularity to a combination of sun, sea and sand. Nairn with its excellent facilities, in particular for golf, makes an ideal touring centre.

The County of Nairnshire is a historic county part of the sandy southern shore of the Moray Firth, the county’s coastal area is for the most part fertile and well-farmed with crops and livestock. Nairn offers some great activities making the most of it's natural resources with one of the most outstanding being Nairn beach. 

Inland the highland plateaus, with summits rising to about 2,000 feet and split by the River Findhorn.

There are few industries apart from whisky distilling, granite quarrying, and tourism.

During the summer months, Nairn hosts an extensive programme of family entertainment and major events including the Nairn Agricultural Show and the Nairn Highland Games.

The town of Nairn is a popular seaside resort, it is also a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands with Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Stones, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Inverness the Capital of the Highlands, Culbin Forest and the new view point tower, the Cairngorm National Park, Glens, forests, Golf, wildlife both on the water and the land and the Whisky Trail being all just a short drive away, here you will find wide open and remote spaces, hundreds of miles of stunning scenery and quiet awesome roads, castles, rich history and amazing places to stay.

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Cawdor Castle. Fort George Set on a peninsula jutting into the Moray Firth this fortress was built between 1748 and 1769 to replace the medieval castle in Inverness, reconstructed by Wade, and blown up in 1746 by the Jacobites.

The fort is impressive for its size and the elaboration of its defences. The chapel and Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders are open to the public. Auldearn, 2 miles to the east by the A96. Turn left following the signs to Dovecot.


The village was the scene of a battle on 9 May 1645 when the Marques of Montrose defeated a Covenanting army. A plan of the battle is provided at the viewpoint. The 17C Boath Dovecot marks the site of a 12 century royal castle.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

The County of Nairnshire is a historic county part of the sandy southern shore of the Moray Firth, the county’s coastal area is for the most part fertile and well-farmed with crops and livestock. Nairn offers some great activities making the most of it's natural resources with one of the most outstanding being Nairn beach. 

Inland the highland plateaus, with summits rising to about 2,000 feet and split by the River Findhorn.

There are few industries apart from whisky distilling, granite quarrying, and tourism.

During the summer months, Nairn hosts an extensive programme of family entertainment and major events including the Nairn Agricultural Show and the Nairn Highland Games.

The town of Nairn is a popular seaside resort, it is also a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands with Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Stones, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Inverness the Capital of the Highlands, Culbin Forest and the new view point tower, the Cairngorm National Park, Glens, forests, Golf, wildlife both on the water and the land and the Whisky Trail being all just a short drive away, here you will find wide open and remote spaces, hundreds of miles of stunning scenery and quiet awesome roads, castles, rich history and amazing places to stay.

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